Crystal Lake To Headline Impericon Never Say Die! 2019 Tour

This is a stacked line up!

This tour is nothing less than a who’s who in the metal world and for the 2019 edition, there are some impressive names on this list.

On the bill for the 2019 Impericon Never Say Die! are as follows:

Crystal Lake (Headliners)

In Hearts Wake

King 810

Our Hollow Our Home



Great American Ghost


Here are the UK 2019 dates.

November 2019

10th Southampton Engine Rooms
11th Birmingham The Mill
12th Manchester Club Academy
13th London ULU


Music Video Roundup 10/05/2019

It’s 4PM and it’s Friday! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. First up is up and coming artist Kim Jennet who has a video for her new single, ‘Unbroken’ which comes off her upcoming yet to be announced solo record.


Up next are the Pennsylvanian metal band Motionless In White. They have a haunting new video for ‘Disguise’, which is the title track of their upcoming full-length fifth record. Warning! It isn’t for the faint-hearted.


Shifting to the Punk and Electro project BAIT, there’s a video which has recently been released for the track, ‘DLP’.

“BAIT isn’t just music, it’s ventilation, it’s expression through art. We all have a voice and this one speaks from the guy in broken English. I record my own music, I edit my own videos, I design my own covers and I work with people I love and respect… because I have to and because I want to.’


Shifting the focus to metalcore, Polar have some satanic force for ‘Devil’, a new cut from their latest record, ‘Nova’. The track is about the liars and cheats the plague our lives”, sees a seemingly invisible character walking the streets and bringing out the worst in the people that he passes. Let’s have a look.


London based Punks Petrol Girls have a teaser for their upcoming record, ‘Cut & Stitch’. The track and video are both in collaboration with the Solidarity Not Silence organisation. Ren Aldridge (vocals) has said:

“Thematically, ‘Big Mouth’ follows on from our previous single, ‘The Sound’. But it focuses in on voice as a physical sound that comes directly from our bodies, and also more generally as self-expression. There’s a lot of politics around who is heard and what that means, and many marginalised groups are only tolerated when they’re quiet. When they refuse this containment and control, they’re met with attempts to silence them. Just one example of this is the defamation case which aims to silence the Solidarity Not Silence girls – a group of women who each separately spoke out against the behaviour of a man in the music industry. Whilst the case is ongoing, we are limited in what we can say about it, but encourage everyone to spread the word and donate to the crowdfunding campaign for their legal costs. They are determined to not allow their case to set a precedent for silencing marginalised voices in the music industry and beyond. There’s no legal aid for this kind of case – they need money to pay for their legal representation in order to pursue justice. You can get a Solidarity Not Silence t-shirt, as worn by Joe in the ‘Big Mouth’ music video.”


Next, I have to write about this one. It’s been everywhere. Yes, it’s the Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie collaboration, ‘ME!’. I had to post this one, come on, don’t hold it against me.

Rumours circulated ahead of the release with Brendon sharing:  “Wait. This really happened?! Like for real?!?! Well I can’t begin to describe how incredible it has been to work on this song and video. So I will simply say: Thank you Taylor Swift for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful story. So much fuckin love and respect.”

Check out the video below.


Now, it’s been three years since Angels & Airwaves released their first piece of new music, and that was their 2016 EP, ‘Chasing Shadows’! Now, that is a long while! Their new single ‘Rebel Girl’ is out now and it’s off their upcoming full-length record. On the track, Tom DeLonge has said:

“’Rebel Girl’ is a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for New Wave, pop punk and anthemic rock and roll music… As some of you might’ve heard, I recently took a brief minute to start up an aerospace company, so you never know – I may play this song from a satellite deep in space, beamed toward everyone’s house viciously on repeat.”


Blessthefall has some live performance which are turning out to being legendary apparently, but they’re just stepping up everything as a band if this new video for ‘Welcome Home’ is anything to go by, we know everyone loves a good taste of the Pheonix metalcore group!


New Years Day are well and truly back! They’ve recently dropped their new video for ‘Shut Up’, which has some similarities to American Psycho, because of course! I mean, it’s New Years Day. Would we expect anything less from them?

Speaking on the video, Ash Costello has said:

“When we recorded the song ‘Shut Up’ I knew right then and there, on that day, straight away, what I wanted to do if we were ever to make a music video for it. It came to me immediately. So when the time came and ‘Shut Up’ was chosen for a music video, I was thrilled because it meant that I’d get to make my vision come to life, which was to recreate one of my favourite horror movies of all time, ‘American Psycho’”.


I had to save this for last. The well-dressed German masters Rammstein are legendary, aren’t they? Everything seems turned to eleven when they release something, as if it’s a huge day because of that release. And that’s just what this video is for our last pick of the music video roundup.

Check out ‘Radio’ below.

And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.


Polar Part Ways With Drummer, Nick Jones

With the release of their record, ‘Nova’ which was just the other day, Polar have announced that their drummer, Nick Jones has announced he’s stepping down from the band.

Polar confirmed this news via a joint statement between the remaining members and Jones.

“It’s with a sad heart that we’re announcing our drummer Nick has left Polar. There’s no real big story, any argument or resentment, just a dude who wants to go on and try something new with his life. Here’s Nick with his goodbye:


Hey all, Nick here.

It’s with a very strange, nervous but excited feeling that I am announcing my exit from Polar. Nothing I can write can express how much this band changed my life, the places I’ve been, the people I have met, the whole experience has shaped me and the way I live my life. Polar was my life for 10 years, I just feel that now I want to get on with the next 10 years doing life a little differently. I’m really excited to have a home life now and also travel to some places I have not yet been and just live a “normal” life. There is no real reason for me leaving I just feel like my time has come.

The boys in this band are and will continue to be my best friends, the love I have for them is unconditional. Times we have shared, shows we have played, the miles we have travelled and beers we have drunk will be in my heart forever and no one can take that away from me. I love you all very much ❤

I’d like to say thank you to anyone that has ever had anything to do with Polar, you are all very much appreciated and loved. And to all the bands that we shared a stage with, we really did make some incredible memories and I thank you all for that.

The fans, WOW, there really is nothing I can say but THANK YOU SO MUCH! Without you we were nothing, thanks for hanging out at shows and supporting our music. The fans are and always will be Polar’s number 1 priority, we love you all.

There it is.. soppy shit over!! New album ‘Nova’ dropping this Friday and the last album that I will have worked on with the lads. I will be at the home town release show this Friday celebrating/crying so come say hey. Please pick up a copy of Nova and support this band, I wish them nothing but success and can’t wait to see what you all think… it’s a banger. Thank you all for supporting me and for the good times, so for now, peace and love, it’s been unforgettable. ✌??

Nick x


To Nick from us, We absolutely love you. We wish you everything you deserve and more in the next chapter of your life. See you at the bar x

As for the future, everything in Polar is continuing as normal, we might even have someone new to introduce you to some time soon…”

More details on a replacement will be confirmed as it develops.

Polar’s fourth record, ‘Nova’ is out now via Arising Empire / Nuclear Blast Records.

Polar Confirm New Details For Fourth Record, ‘Nova’

With their second single, ‘Midnight’ released into the world, British Hard/metalcore group Polar have shared the details of their upcoming release which will be the follow-up to their 2016 record; ‘No Cure No Saviour’.

The record, titled as ‘Nova’ is set to be released on April 5th 2019 via Arising Empire, which is an imprint of Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out all the details for the record including pre-order links below.


  1. Mære
  2. Devil
  3. Cradle
  4. Drive
  5. Adore
  6. Sonder
  7. Amber
  8. Breathe
  9. Prey
  10. Dusk
  11. Midnight
  12. Brother

You can check out the video for track 11, (Midnight) below.

You can pre-order the album online now from the band’s official website, Amazon, Itunes and Google Play.

Impericon Announce 2018 Never Say Die Tour!

New tour announcement! The annual Impericon Never Say Die Tour! is coming back for its 2018 iteration and now the dates and bands have been unveiled.

Headlining are Aussie metalcore fave’s Northlane and completing the huge lineup is Being As An Ocean, Alazka, Casey, Polar, Currents and Thousand Below.

And these are the dates.

November 2018

4th – London Koko

5th – Bristol SWX

6th – Manchester Club Academy

7th – Birmingham Asylum


Counterparts Announce Headline UK Tour

Canadian band Counterparts have announced that they’ll be heading to the UK this November as part of the mainland EU tour.

Here’s the dates:

NOV 11th – BRIGHTON, Patterns
NOV 12th – CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach
NOV 13th – DONCASTER, Vintage Bar
NOV 14th – NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
NOV 15th  – GLASGOW, G2
NOV 16th – MANCHESTER, Rebellion
NOV 17th – NEWCASTLE, Think Tank
NOV 18th – LONDON, The Dome
NOVE 19th – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners